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12-year-old child riding a bike struck and killed by vehicle on State Route 61 in Mansfield

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Posted at 8:51 AM, Jun 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-10 18:40:48-04

MANSFIELD, Ohio — The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating after a 12-year-old child riding a bicycle was struck and killed by a vehicle on State Route 61 in Mansfield.

The crash happened at about 11 a.m. on Sunday on State Route 61.

Troopers said the bicyclist, a 12-year-old child from Shelby, was heading westbound on Dininger Road when the child failed to stop for a stop sign and was struck by a 2013 Jeep heading southbound on 61.

The 12-year-old child was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver was identified as a 61-year-old woman from Willard, Ohio.

Troopers said in a news release the child was not wearing any protective gear or a helmet at the time of the crash.

Alcohol and drug use do not appear to be a factor in the crash, which remains under investigation.